Antiquarian Art Co.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1007808 (stock #325)
An exquisite sterling overlay cranberry glass pitcher awarded as a trophy for the Motor Boat Club of America. Measuring 13.5 inches tall in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1025753 (stock #367)
A fine authentic pre Columbian Jaguar vessel in good all original condition measuring approx. 13 inches tall a museum quality example.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1920 item #988671 (stock #306)
A beautiful antique gibson F2 mandolin with black finish numbered 22440 dating this instrument to 1914. This mandolin has the ultimate tone quality and plays with ease has great action. The condition is amazing all original including the finish with no damage just minor wear. The tuners have been updated with top of the line replacements all other components are original. An exquisite example a museum quality collectors grade or a great instrument for recording and preforming.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1315268 (stock #735)
Exquisite pair French gilt bronze 5 light candelabra with cherubs and garland leaf and flower motif supported by a white marble base. Measuring 28" x 13" x 8".
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1837 VR item #1142213 (stock #515)
This attractively proportioned games table is a form famously produced in the Salem, Massachusetts area at the beginning of the 19th Century. The serpentine form with ovolo corners, coupled with richly carved foliate and reeded legs, is a motif used by those cabinetmakers and carvers associated with the successful workshop of Samuel Field McIntire (1757-1811). The hinged serpentine top has a serpentine front and sides with outset ovolo corners. The top rests above a conforming apron with a vibrantly grained mahogany panel. Richly carved and turned legs flank each corner of the apron and the proper right rear leg, swings out to support the flyleaf top. The legs terminating in ornate gilt brass casters.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1837 VR item #1378066 (stock #813)
Antique American flame mahogany bow front chest of drawers. Boston area circa 1820. The top with roundel ovolu corners conforms to the swollen front of the chest and rests on turned and rope pilasters terminating in turned baluster legs. Four drawers with cockbeaded edges and fine mahogany veneer. Pine secondary wood. Original, striking gilt brass pulls and wonderful mellow patina, appears to retain original finish. Minor wear commensurate with age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1254525 (stock #630)
A fine early 19th century miniature cabinet by Alphonse Giroux possibly a salesman sample. Finely carved in excellent condition partial label on reverse. Measuring 19 inches tall by 10 1/4 inches wide and 5 deep. A fine example of this famous French furniture makers work. Biography, François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died May 1, 1848, in Paris) was a French art restorer and ébéniste .He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others.[1] He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre.[2]
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1837 VR item #1356722 (stock #797)
Fine American Duncan Phyfe school mahogany games table having rectangular top on turned and carved pedestal set on four downswept members, New York circa 1830. height 29 1/2 inches, width 35 1/4 inches, depth 18 inches opens to a playing surface of 35.5 square.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1315699 (stock #737)
Late 19th Century Louis XV tall, two-tier pastry table with cherub ormolu mounts and floral inlay. Handles on lower tier for ease in moving while entertaining. In very good antique condition some wear commensurate of age. Measuring 34.5" L x 22" W x 37.5" H.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Early : Pre 1900 item #1269061 (stock #655)
Beautiful English walnut lowboy with elaborate decorative inlay. Three herringbone inlaid, cross-banded drawers with brass hardware, and a compass rose inlaid top over elegant Queen Anne legs. 33" L x 22" W x 30" H Please inquire about shipping costs.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1900 item #1321562 (stock #741)
A pair of Italian silverplate baroque altar prickets later fitted as table lamps. Baluster stems with paw feet and putti motif. The bases are three-sided. Wired for U.S. electrical standards with dimmer switches, 40-100W bulbs recommended. Silk shades, 20"L x 14.5"W x 13"H. Overall height of lamps with harps, 48"H. Minor tarnish.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1378068 (stock #814)
Antique English, 19th Century Georgian chest of drawers with a shelved gallery. Diminutive in scale, this dresser is made primarily of a figured yew wood with mahogany cross banding and an interior composed of pine, resting on bracket feet and original brass pulls. Very good antique condition with some age separation on sides and minor restorations. Exceptionally unique piece of early 19th century furniture.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1226472 (stock #610)
A fine antique Chinese export tea caddy with original compartment containers in excellent condition one foot in back replaced. measuring approx. 9 x 7 x 5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre 1900 item #1311420 (stock #732)
Classic Greek pottery Hydria form jar hand painted classical figures. A grand tour example c.1890 of the finest quality. Measuring 14" x 13". In excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1131887 (stock #498)
A beautiful pair of Chinese export famille rose vases with exquisite intricate hand painted motif of birds and flowers both in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1189356 (stock #580)
A beautiful antique Tibetan Nepal Bronze Tara Buddha c,.1900 measuring approx. 15 inches tall beautiful form and intricate details in excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1322965 (stock #742)
An ancient southeast Asian (Thailand) pottery bowl from the Ban Chiang culture, dating to approximately 500 B.C. A wonderful piece measuring approx 10" x 8.5" in excellent ancient condition a small hair line at the top edge. This a distinctive vessel with a bold form and individualistic style, the body rises from a rounded base. The piece is adorned with exuberant painted curvilinear forms This striking earthenware vase was produced at the site of Ban Chiang, Thailand, and is typical of works attributed to its later phases. A site of remarkable social complexity, Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in southeast Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution, presenting the earliest evidence for farming and complex metallurgy in the entire region. Its long cultural sequence, size and economic status has no parallel in any other contemporary site. Representing a seminal point in the history of human development in its region, it is unusual for vessels of this type to survive undamaged and in such excellent condition.